Reviewed by Jessa Larsen

Jill hates coconuts, but loves the smell of gasoline. She loves words such as crummy, golly, and rascal, but never wants to hear the words cobbler, custard, and guesstimate ever again. She’s a mother and wife who writes odes to her starter one bedroom apartment. She hates momzillas with a passion and has an unrational desire for gay men. Jill has had an interesting slew of nannies and babysitters and had an interesting time in school as the black sheep amongst human Barbie dolls.

There’s also an unhealthy level of hatred for the character Nellie Oleson from Little House on the Prairie. If Nellie were alive, I would warn her to stay far, far away from Jill. Jill has three kids and the joy of hauling them throughout Manhattan with a fairly positive attitude. Although, she does blame them for turning her downstairs lady bits into the Holland Tunnel.

Jill Kargman has a hilarious and quirky talent for writing down her entertaining recollections of past and present. The stories in Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut are absolutely hilarious and had me laughing out loud, which caused the people around me to look at me like I was insane.

I don’t know what I found more amusing: the stories, or the little doodles that accompanied them. I have to say the doodle included with the babysitter story has to be my favorite. Jill has an amazing sense of humor that can turn even the most dire situations into something to laugh about. I would love to pick up one of her other books as I can always use some lighthearted entertainment.

Rating: 5/5

Jessa lives in Utah with her husband, 2 sons, 2 cats, and 2 dogs. She is a full time mom and likes to blog and write short stories and poems in her spare time. She also likes anime, reading books, and playing video games.

This book was provided free of any obligation by William Morrow. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.